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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - BRIEF: Evans caregiver charged after police say she left dementia patients alone for hours [Greeley Tribune, Colo.] - October 23, 2017

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 10/13/17 - BRIEF: Evans caregiver charged after police say she left dementia patients alone for hours [Greeley Tribune, Colo.]

Oct. 12An Evans caregiver is now facing five counts of at-risk neglect after police and prosecutors say she left her shift at an assisted living facility, abandoning five dementia patients for six hours.

Briana Mashek, 27, did not tell her boss when she decided to leave Ashley Manor Assisted Living Facility in Evans on Sept. 4, according to a news release from Tyler Hill, spokesman for the Weld District Attorney's office. She abandoned the five dementia patients in her care for six hours, the release stated. All patients require 24-hour care, according to the release, and range in age from 74 to 93 year old. According to the release, one patient fell from her chair and remained on the floor for more than four hours. None of the patients had access to food, medication or a restroom during the time Mashek was gone.

Mashek told police she'd had a disagreement with her boss and decided to leave. The patients were left alone until another caregiver arrived at the facility for an overnight shift and discovered the situation, according to the release.

Mashek is next scheduled to appear in court 10 a.m. Dec. 19. She faces up to more than seven years in the Weld County Jail if found guilty.

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(c)2017 the Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.)

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